- Extraordinary game viewing
- Extremely dedicted staff
- Malaria free and a quick drive from JHB for that weekend break away.
- Big FiveYes
- Off RoadYes
- Camp FencedYes
- Child PolicyNo children under 12 years
- PoolYes - At The Main Area Only
- SPAIn-room Massages
- Cellphone SignalYes
- Malaria AreaNo
- Back-up PowerGenerator
LocationMadikwe Game Reserve
Fly or Drive to Madikwe. Federal Air has daily scheduled flights or a 4 hour drive from Johannesburg.
8 Luxury Tree Houses each encompassing a giant Tambotie or Leadwood Tree
Rates & Special Offers
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- All rates are subject to availability.
- Proof of SADC residency may be required at the time of booking or upon check-in at the lodge.
- Surcharges a minimum 3 night stay may apply on rates over peak holiday periods and long weekends.
- Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
- Rates quoted are only applicable to SADC Residents. Special Discounted rates for International Residents are available on request
- Gate Fees R 180 per adult per stay, which needs to be prepaid upon booking. For guests flying in, gate fees R 240 per adult per stay. Rates are subject to change.
- Madikwe Guest Conservation Contribution Fee of R 190 per adult per night & R 95 per child (under 12 years) per night applies. The fees are subject to change and to be settled at the lodge direct.
- There will be a 50% single supplement on the per person sharing rate.
- Jaci’s Tree Lodge does not allow children under the age of 12 years.
- Children 12 years and older are considered adults and will be accommodated in their own room at the full adult rate per child per night.
About Jacis Tree Lodge
Each “Tree House” is constructed amongst the Riverine forest on stilts, up to 6 meters above the ground. In these spacious “Tree Houses” – built utilizing a combination of rosewood, thatch and stacking doors – the forest surrounds are invited in, to compliment your stay with us. An open plan, en-suite bathroom with an enormous stone bath and outdoor “Jungle Shower” allow you to enjoy your forest surrounds.
Relax, on the deck in front of your room, in the main lodge or wander to the forest pool to cool off. Raised wooden walkways, suspended in the forest canopy lining the banks of the Marico River, will connect with the extraordinary Main Lodge and its generous facilities.
The spacious open-plan main building at Jaci’s Tree Lodge includes a magnificent bar and lounge area separate from the dining area by a 4 sided open fireplace. The interiors of Jaci’s Tree Lodge proudly showcases the vibrant colors and unique crafts found in Southern Africa. Jaci has created a truly African lodge, enhanced by a superior personal service and a very intimate safari experience.
Expect outstanding meals from our open plan kitchen, bountiful cosmopolitan food!
About Madikwe Game Reserve
Herman Charles Bosman has woven many a tale about Abjaterskop and the Marico River. It is perhaps he that best describes the vast area where enselsberg rise from the savannahs and an area that is given life from the Marico River. This is the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, 75 000 hectares of unique topography and breathtaking beauty, it is also the home to the big 5, wild dog, cheetah and a large variety of mammal and bird life.
This 75 000 hectare reserve is situated in the North-West province of South Africa, on the border with Botswana. The large diversity of vegetation and ecozones allows for a rich diversity of game and bird species to inhabit the reserve.
History of the Reserve.
The reserve was proclaimed in August 1991, but officially became the estate of the North-West Parks Board on the 31 October 1991.
The reserve is one of very few in the world that was proclaimed purely on the grounds of it being the most appropriate sustainable land use for the area in which the reserve lies. Studies done through independent consultants clearly showed that wildlife-based tourism would be the most beneficial option for an area that was in an economic depression. The vision for Madikwe was to have a joint venture run by the North-West Parks Board, private investors and the local communities living in the surrounding area.
The reserve has now become a role model for many similar ventures country wide due to the successes achieved within the reserve. Prior to the park being proclaimed, work had already begun on clearing derelict farm buildings, fencing, and a number of alien plant species. The park has a number of old buildings that were spared from demolition and now serve as The Parks Board headquarters. There were other game scout outposts built to house game scouts and other reserve staff.
The perimeter was fenced with approximately 150km of electric game fencing, which is electrified to prevent the escape of the larger game species. In the park local business and labour was used to demolish buildings, erect fences and to construct roads, dams and lodges.
- Walking Safaris – (to be arranged in advance at additional cost, min 2 pax)
Option 1: Johannesburg / Pretoria via Rustenburg (N4)
This route will take approximately 5 hours
- From Rustenburg (N4) follow signs to Zeerust
- In Zeerust take the Gaborone/Madikwe Road in Main Street approximately in the middle of town. Refuel here as there is no fuel in the Madikwe Reserve
- After approximately 85 kms you will see the “Abjaterskop” Entrance into the Reserve
- Once you enter the Park there is about 37 km of dirt road to the Lodge.
Option 2 : Johannesburg via Sun City to the Molatedi Gate
This route normally takes 3,5 hours from Johannesburg. However, from July ’06 for an uncertain period it will take 45 minutes longer due to roadworks.
The gravel road on this route makes it a little bumpy but not impassable in a sedan vehicle. This is the route we prefer to use because it is so much shorter and as long as you take it easy on the gravel you are perfectly fine. It is advisable to fill up with fuel at the Sun Village, just after the Sun City entrance on the right as there is no fuel available inside the reserve.
Follow the signs to Pretoria and N1 PIETERSBERG
- After approx 36 kms you will see big signs over the highway – you need to follow the direction N1 PIETERSBERG turn onto this highway, (you are now travelling in a northerly direction) – go for quite a while.
- You will see signs for a toll road called Bakwenya Platinum Highway N4 Rustenberg. Take this toll road.
- Once on the N4 continue in the Rustenberg direction – take exit #225 which is the R556 Sun City/Majakaneng
- Turn right at the top of the off ramp to Sun City and continue straight to Sun City (approx 73 kms to Sun City from this off ramp). After passing Sun City on the right, continue straight (approximately 5 km) until you reach a four-way junction
- Turn right to DERDEPOORT. There are brown “Jaci’s Safari Lodge” signs from this section at each place where you next change direction on the road.
- Follow the road for approximately 8 kms and turn left at the sign saying, “BAPONG”.
- Continue straight along this road (ignoring ALL signs saying “MADIKWE”) after passing through MABESKRAAL at the 4 way junction/stop turn right to DERDEPOORT onto the new tarred section of the road.
- After 26kms the road will become gravel/dirt, the Dwarsberg Liquor Store will be on your left. Watch out for a “bump” as the tar ends.
- Continue straight along this road for about 32 km of gravel, (do not take the next Derdepoort turning to the right, continue straight), passing through the Molatedi village over the Marico River and straight to the MOLATEDI GATE entrance into the Park. From here, just follow the signs to Jaci’s Safari Lodge. Inside the Park the short route is 7 km to the Lodge and the long route, (if road still under contruction), about 40km of gravel.